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The Lion King (1994)

aka The Lion King

"Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life."

Details: 89 mins · English, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili · G (USA)


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great story and a fantastic soundtrack. I'm not usally a fan of animated mvies, but this is the exeptation.

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Small Young Simba
Small Adult Simba
Small Young Nala
Small Adult Nala
Small King Mufasa
Small Scar
No_movie_poster Sarafina, Nala's Mother
Small Sarabi, Simba's Mother
Small Shenzi the Hyena
Small Zazu the Hornbill
Small ED the Hyena
Small Rafiki
Small Timon
Small Pumbaa
Small Banzai the Hyena
Small Sarabi
No_movie_poster Sarafina


Small Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Jonathan Roberts Screenplay
No_movie_poster Roger Allers Director
Small Rob Minkoff Director
No_movie_poster Linda Woolverton Screenplay
No_movie_poster Irene Mecchi Screenplay
No_movie_poster Ivan Bilancio Editor
Small Don Hahn Production
No_movie_poster George Scribner Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Bob Tzudiker Story Contributor
Small Brenda Chapman Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Noni White Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Gary Trousdale Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Joe Ranft Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Kirk Wise Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Jim Capobianco Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Larry Leker Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Chris Sanders Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Barry Johnson Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Burny Mattinson Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Lorna Cook Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Miguel Tejada-Flores Story Contributor


"Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life."


In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion king rules over the other animals, who celebrate the birth of future king Simba, son of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi at Pride Rock. Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, is jealous of Simba, who replaces Scar as heir to the throne. A few months later, as Simba grows into a curious lion cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard with his best friend, female lion cub Nala, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, the cubs are attacked by three spotted hyenas, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed before Mufasa, having been alerted to the scene by Zazu, rescues them and willingly forgives Simba for disobeying him. Later that night the hyenas, plot with Scar to kill Mufasa.

The next day Scar takes Simba to a gorge and tells him to wait there while he gets Mufasa. On Scar's orders, the hyenas stampede a large herd of wildebeest into the gorge where Simba is. Mufasa rescues Simba, but as Mufasa tries to climb up the gorge's walls, Scar throws him back into the stampede, killing him. After Simba finds Mufasa's body in the gorge, Scar tricks him into thinking that Mufasa's death is his fault and advises him to run away forever. As Simba leaves, Scar orders the hyenas to go after Simba, but the cub escapes. Scar then announces that both Mufasa and Simba were killed in the stampede and steps forward as the new king, allowing a swarm of hyenas to live in the Pride Lands.

Simba, now far from home, collapses in a desert from exhaustion, but is found by Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog who nurse him back to health. Timon and Pumbaa then take Simba in to live with them in the jungle, and the lion lives a carefree life under the motto "hakuna matata" ("no worries"). Years later, Simba, now an adult, rescues Timon and Pumbaa from a hungry lioness, who turns out to be Nala. The two reconcile and fall in love. Nala tries to get Simba to come back home, telling him the Pride Lands have become a wasteland with not enough food and water. Still feeling guilty over his father's death, Simba refuses and storms off.

Wise mandrill Rafiki, a former adviser of Mufasa's, tracks Simba down, telling him that Mufasa is still "alive" and taking him to a pond where he is visited by the ghost of Mufasa, who tells him that he must take his rightful place as the true king of the Pride Lands. Simba then realizes that he can no longer run from his past and goes back home. Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa join him, and agree to help him fight.

At the Pride Lands, Simba confronts Scar. Scar taunts Simba, who still feels guilt over his father's death, but when Scar pushes Simba to the edge of Pride Rock, he reveals that he killed Mufasa. The enraged Simba jumps back up and forces Scar to reveal the truth to the other lions. Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki and the lionesses fight off the hyenas while Scar, attempting to escape, is cornered by Simba at the top of Pride Rock. Scar begs Simba for mercy, saying he is family and places the blame on the hyenas. Simba says he does not believe Scar anymore, but spares his life and tells him to run away and never return. Scar meekly walks past him, but then attacks his nephew. After a fierce battle, Simba triumphs and throws his uncle off Pride Rock. Scar survives the fall, but is attacked and killed by the hyenas, who overheard his attempt to betray them.

With Scar and the hyenas gone, Simba descends from the top of Pride Rock where he is acknowledged by the pride as the rain falls again. Sometime later, Pride Rock is restored to its former glory and Simba looks down happily at his kingdom with Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa by his side; Rafiki presents Simba and Nala's newborn cub to the inhabitants of the Pride Lands and the "circle of life" continues.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1994-06-24 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1994-06-15 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1994-06-30 : Colombia

Theatrical : 1994-07-02 : South Korea

Theatrical : 1994-07-07 : Argentina

Theatrical : 1994-07-07 : Peru

Theatrical : 1994-07-08 : Brazil

Theatrical : 1994-07-08 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 1994-07-23 : Japan

Theatrical : 1994-08-18 : Norway

Theatrical : 1994-08-25 : Australia

Theatrical : 1994-10-07 : Ireland

Theatrical : 1994-10-07 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 1994-10-12 : Philippines

Theatrical : 1994-11-08 : Spain

Theatrical : 1994-11-09 : France

Theatrical : 1994-11-17 : Germany

Theatrical : 1994-11-18 : Denmark

Theatrical : 1994-11-18 : Poland

Theatrical : 1994-11-18 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1994-11-18 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1994-11-23 : Italy

Theatrical : 1994-11-24 : Netherlands

Theatrical : 1994-12-01 : Hungary

Theatrical : 1994-12-01 : Slovakia

Theatrical : 1994-12-02 : Finland

Theatrical : 1994-12-02 : Portugal

Theatrical : 1994-12-15 : Czech Republic

Theatrical : 1995-01-20 : Turkey

Theatrical : 1995-07-05 : Beijing

Theatrical : 1995-07-15 : China

Theatrical : 1996-05-03 : Estonia

Theatrical : 2002-12-25 : France

Theatrical : 2002-12-25 : Germany

Theatrical : 2002-12-25 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2002-12-25 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 2002-12-25 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2003-01-01 : Japan

Theatrical : 2003-03-31 : Russia

Theatrical : 2003-05-15 : Czech Republic

Theatrical : 2003-12-01 : New Zealand

Theatrical : 2011-07-28 : Ukraine

Theatrical : 2011-08-12 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2011-08-25 : Israel

Theatrical : 2011-08-26 : Brazil

Theatrical : 2011-08-26 : Poland

Theatrical : 2011-08-27 : Hollywood

Theatrical : 2011-09-16 : Canada

Theatrical : 2011-09-16 : Paraguay

Theatrical : 2011-09-16 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2011-09-23 : Iceland

Theatrical : 2011-09-30 : Turkey

Theatrical : 2011-10-05 : Netherlands

Theatrical : 2011-10-06 : Argentina

Theatrical : 2011-10-06 : Greece

Theatrical : 2011-10-07 : Ireland

Theatrical : 2011-10-07 : Pakistan

Theatrical : 2011-10-07 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 2011-10-08 : Japan

Theatrical : 2011-10-13 : Kuwait

Theatrical : 2011-10-14 : Taiwan

Theatrical : 2011-10-20 : Malaysia

Theatrical : 2011-10-22 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 2011-10-25 : Singapore

Theatrical : 2011-11-09 : Malta

Theatrical : 2011-11-10 : Germany

Theatrical : 2011-12-14 : Philippines

Theatrical : 2011-12-21 : Spain

Theatrical : 2011-12-22 : Portugal

Theatrical : 2011-12-29 : South Korea

Theatrical : 2012-01-06 : Sweden

Theatrical : 2012-01-13 : Norway

Theatrical : 2012-01-20 : Finland

Theatrical : 2012-03-20 : Kazakhstan

Theatrical : 2012-03-22 : Russia

Theatrical : 2012-04-11 : France

DVD : 2011-11-15

DVD : 2003-10-07

DVD : 2011-10-04

DVD : 2012-10-07 : United States of America

2011-06-25 : United Kingdom